Accession Number : ADC016682


Title :   A Comparative Analysis of USAF Fixed-Wing Aircraft Losses in Southeast Asia Combat


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1974-Mar 1975


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Gabbert, Richard D. ; Streets, Gary B.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADC016682


Report Date : DEC 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 176


Abstract : This report includes an analysis of all USAF fixed-wing aircraft combat losses in Southeast Asia from 1962 through 1973. Special attention is paid to aircraft loss rates, crewmember survival rates, threats encountered, and system(s) damaged. Specific comparisons are made among the F-4, F-105 and F-100 aircraft. The effect of one vs two engines upon aircraft survivability is addressed. An assessment of the effectiveness of fuel system vulnerability reduction modifications is made.


Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS , *DOWNED AIRCRAFT , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , KILL PROBABILITIES , FLIGHT CREWS , COMPARISON , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , VULNERABILITY , RATES , JET BOMBERS , MISSIONS , LOSSES , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS , SOUTHEAST ASIA , COUNTERINSURGENCY , ATTACK BOMBERS , SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT.


Subject Categories : BOMBERS
      ATTACK AND FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
      PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
      V/STOL
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE